Independence Health Group posts $54.4M 2015 loss; Fairview Health looks to acquire UCare

> Independence Health Group Inc., the parent company of Independence Blue Cross, posted a net loss of $54.4 million in 2015, mainly due to its individual market performance, but the insurer says it does not plan to staying in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, according to Article

> Fairview Health Services plans to acquire Minnesota-based insurer UCare, a deal the health system says will "combine their provider and payer expertise with a commitment to provide innovative, fully integrated health care for Minnesotans." Announcement

> The Employers Council on Flexible Compensation is looking to repeal the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax on high-cost health plans, according to Employee Benefit News. Article

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> A federal judge in Alabama dismissed the government's charges against a national hospice provider, noting that the opinion of one medical expert is not enough for the government to prove the provider submitted false claims to Medicare. Article

> The Supreme Court has overturned a decision from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing a home health owner accused of fraud access to $2 million in funds that were frozen by federal investigators. Article

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